Project Description



The Nano-S is the smallest joystick transmitter in the Nano series. Due to its extremely compact design and the low weight of 690g, it is particularly suitable for less complex applications, especially in crane control.

  • compact design
  • robust housing
  • low weight
  • optional: LBT frequency search
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Data sheet
CommunicationsSingle channel FSK
SafetyMulti bit address code with over 1 million combinations
Frequency band433.05 – 434.79 MHz
868 – 868.975 MHz
915 – 916.650 MHz (NA)
Others availabe upon request
RF power< or = 10 mW
< or = 20 mW (NA)
Operating range≤ 100 m
Command response timeApprox. 15/60 ms typical
Low battery indicationApproximately 15 minutes
Operating timeUp to 30 hours continuous
Operating temperature range-20 °C to +70 °C
Weight:0.7 Kg (without battery)
IP-Protection ClassIP65
CE certificationYes
FCC compliancePart 15
Power supply2 x AA LR6 disposable alkaline or rechargeable NiMH cells
Optional power supply2,400 mAh, 7.2 VDC NiMH rechargeable battery pack
Battery pack charging timeApproximately 1 hour
Battery pack specifications126 x 52 x 22 mm at 0.2 Kg
Battery pack charger power supply110-230 VAC or 12-24 VDC
Charger AC power plug optionsEU, USA, JP, GB, AU

LBT frequency search

When switching on or switching to another frequency, the system checks whether the frequency channel used is occupied by other transmitters. If this is the case, the next frequency channel is checked until it is ensured that the transmitter can operate without interference. LBT is the abbreviation for ‘Listen before Talk’.

2 x AA Mignon

2,400 mAh, 7.2 VDC NiMH
Operating time: approx. 30 hours

Practical carrying system

Practical carrying system with stomach and neck strap


The smallest radio remote control of the Nano series impresses with its handy yet robust housing. Despite the compact design, a wide variety of control elements can be installed in the Nano-S. It offers space for up to two joysticks, but push buttons, key switches and stop switches are also possible.

Two systems are available for supplying power to the Nano-S: two AA battery cells or the NBB’s own 7.2 V battery. This has a particularly short charging time of 1 hour. However, this guarantees an operating time of the remote control of 60 hours – so your system is ready for use at any time!

Optionally, the Nano-S can be expanded with LBT technology. LBT stands for Listen before Talk. When the transmitter is switched on or when the frequency is changed, the system checks whether the selected frequency channel is already occupied by other transmitters. If this is the case, the next channel is checked until it is ensured that the channel is free and the transmitter can operate without interference.



The SMJ joysticks are integrated in the housing with positive locking without housing openings. As joysticks are included as wear parts under certain conditions, NBB offers the option with its SMJ technology to be able to change a joystick on site. The housing does not have to be opened for this purpose so that no safety measures to prevent contamination must be taken. [More info]

Proximity Detection

The Radio Distance Guard detects within a radius of 6 metres when the operator approaches the machine. Depending on the zone he is in or the distance to the machine, the machine control is changed or stopped immediately in case of danger to the operator. [More info]


The teach-in function enables an optimized utilization of the joystick movement. By setting the min/max values on the transmitter side, the maximum move of the joystick is optimally utilized. As a result there are no longer any dead joystick motions. Even a minimum deflection of the joystick causes the immediate opening of a valve.

Multi-user system

The multi-user system enables radio communication between several transmitters and several receivers. Each transmitter can be optionally operated with several receivers at a workplace and / or vice versa. Provided that this connection is not otherwise used at this moment.

NBB battery system

Nickel metal hydride batteries (NiMH) have a high energy density. The contacts have a self-cleaning design. The NBB battery pack is charged with a high charge current with a NBB charger. This quick charge is thermally controlled to optimize recharging and prevent overcharging.


The safety risk is significantly reduced using the RADIOKEY. Here a defined range is available for the crane or machine operator in which the remote control system can be activated. As a result, unwitting or inadvertent activation of the transmitter is excluded and the receiver is not sent any control information.

LBT frequency search

When switching on or when switching the frequency, a check is carried out to determine whether the used frequency channel is reserved by another transmitter. If this is the case, the next frequency channel is checked until it is ensured that the transmitter can operate without disturbance. LBT is shortcut for Listen before Talk.

Data reporting

Visual representation of Operating Range, Transmission signal strength, Status of the machine function and Customer-specific information as well as logos supplemented by acoustic feedback (buzzer can be activated).



Construction cranes

Bridge & gantry cranes

Indoor & overhead cranes